Brain And Feeling Pain

Sometimes in extreme situations as a shark attack, people do not feel any kind of pain. Diana Solares, Physical Therapist at West Kendall Baptist Hospital, explains this happens because the brain is worried about survival, the body is just trying to survive at all times. Brian Betancourt, Exercise Physiologist at Baptist Health South Florida, says you have to think the brain is a company, it's got an executive function that tells whether the brain is in control or not. "Essentially when you're rubbing your knee or rubbing your head you are distracting it from that pain," he points out.

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